from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Milosević, Slobodan 1941-2006. Serbian politician who served as president of Serbia (1989-1997) and president of the Yugoslav federation of Serbia and Montenegro (1997-2000). Following the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia he promoted the idea of a Greater Serbia and supported Serbian militias in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. In 2002 a United Nations criminal tribunal charged Milosević with crimes against humanity and genocide, but he died before the trial ended.


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